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Frequently Asked Questions About TeeChia

1.  Is TeeChia certified gluten-free?

Yes. Oats don’t contain gluten, but they can be contaminated by gluten during processing if other gluten-containing ingredients like wheat and barley are processed in the same facility. TeeChia’s oats are certified gluten free by GFCO.


2.  Is TeeChia certified organic?

The majority of TeeChia’s ingredients are certified organic. TeeChia is in the process of being certified organic under the “made with” category of the National Organic Program standards, which means that more than 70% of TeeChia’s ingredients are certified organic. Due to factors that include quality, cost and availability, we have decided to include some conventionally grown ingredients where we think the value of organic certification isn’t as crucial as it is for our main ingredients.

3.  Why do you recommend soaking TeeChia?

There is no right or wrong way to eat TeeChia, but soaking it as recommended on our packaging and this website, activates the soluble fiber the fastest. There are a number of health benefits from the soluble fiber including slowing the release of carbohydrates, creating a sense of satiety, reducing cholesterol, soothing the digestive tract, and promoting regularity. The soluble fiber will continue to be released during digestion especially if you drink water, a hot beverage or juice along with your bowl of TeeChia.

4. Does TeeChia have tree nuts?

Blueberry Date doesn’t have tree nuts but Cinnamon Cranberry contains almonds. Blueberry Date was left tree nut free not only for people who are allergic to nuts, but also because of problems with the shelf life of shelled walnuts and pecans. These two nuts are great in Blueberry Date, but they have a very short shelf life once they are shelled and chopped. By leaving Blueberry Date tree nut free, people who are allergic to nuts can still enjoy TeeChia. Adding freshly shelled walnuts or pecans to Blueberry Date increases its protein and nutrient profile plus it is delicious!

5. How should I store TeeChia?

After opening TeeChia’s ziploc bag, make sure you close the Ziploc tightly to maintain the freshness. It is not necessary to refrigerate TeeChia, but if you plan to store TeeChia for a number of months, refrigeration is recommended to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible. Since most people eat TeeChia regularly, refrigeration  won’t be necessary.

6. What is TeeChia's shelf life?

TeeChia has a one-year shelf life. We produce it regularly so you get the freshest batches when we ship it to you directly!

7. Is TeeChia a good food for athletes?

TeeChia is a complex carbohydrate food that can help athletes load and replenish glycogen levels in their muscles and liver to enhance their performance. TeeChia can be eaten both before and after a workout or an event. For sustained energy during a workout, eat TeeChia around one hour beforehand. To replenish energy after a workout, eat TeeChia as soon as you feel hungry!

8. What is the relationship between TeeChia & Teeccino?

Caroline MacDougall is the founder and creator of both product lines. Caroline’s career is devoted to helping people achieve optimal health. Caroline developed Teeccino as a healthy, caffeine-free, alternative to coffee. Caffeine spikes the blood sugar and launches a stress response in the body that can lead to chronic health problems.

TeeChia is a complex carbohydrate cereal made from super seeds that has no added sugar. It is designed to provide long lasting energy and satiety. Both Teeccino and TeeChia help people maintain stable blood sugar and avoid insulin spikes that destabilize the metabolism and can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. Together, Teeccino and TeeChia make a wholesome and nutritious breakfast to promote optimal health!

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